ANAHEIM, CA (APRIL 13, 2022) –– Today, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to announce a
number of exciting new instruments to their 2023 lineup, including the all-new Kaizen 6-string
guitar. Available in 4 finishes, this collaboration with virtuoso guitarist, Tosin Abasi (Animals as
Leaders, Abasi Concepts), is welcomed along with the all-new Steve Lukather L4 Collection, the
Steve Lukather 30th Anniversary L4, and new finishes for the StringRay Special bass guitar.
Built for the modern player and influenced by Tosin Abasi’s unique design aesthetic and playing
style, the Kaizen 6-sting is an extension of the visionary collaboration between the
award-winning Ernie Ball Music Man design team, and the virtuoso guitarist and manufacturer.
This new 6-string guitar incorporates a number of advanced and innovative features like:
● Multi-Scale - 24.75" to 25.5"
● Infinity Radius Neck - Strategically positioned conical radius increases comfort
while maintaining enhanced visibility of the fretboard and fret markers.
● Steinberger Gearless Locking Tuners - Accurate, lightweight tuners that
feature smooth rotation, and allow for a straight string pull.
● New Music Man Pickups - A custom HT (Heat Treated) humbucker in the bridge
position and a slanted mini-humbucker in the neck position have been specifically
designed for the Kaizen
● Multi-Scale Tremolo - Super smooth modern Music Man tremolo with spring
dampeners to alleviate unwanted overtones and ringing
● “Decidedly Contoured” - Ultra-lightweight design, deliberate body carves for
extreme comfort, well-balanced with unrestricted fret access
The Kaizen is offered with an alder body, roasted maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. Both the
Kaizen 6-string and the Kaizen 7-string are available now in 4 unique finishes, including Apollo
Black, and 3 limited-to-60 finishes which include Indigo, Mint, and Chalk.
MORE FROM ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN:
The Steve Lukather line of signature guitars gets an extensive makeover this year with the
introduction of the all-new L4. Available in an HT SSS and HT HH configuration, and a limited
edition 30th anniversary version featuring an HT HSS pickup configuration with Music Man
Floyd Rose bridge. The L4 is the culmination of over 30 years of collaboration with Platinum and
Grammy award-winning artist Steve Lukather whose list of accomplishments includes an
extensive session career (guitarist on over 1500 recordings), major contributor on the
multiplatinum Michael Jackson "Thriller" album, and leader and a significant contributor of the
legendary rock band Toto.
Lukather stated, “In our never-ending quest for tone and fresh sounds, the team at
Music Man implemented their new HT pickups that really knocked me out! As we have
had three versions of the guitar, the new Luke 4 model is a fresh step forward in tone
with their specially designed pickup technology. I love ALL the different MM versions of
my guitar and use them all, but this new one is gonna impress! So many new sounds.
Please check it out and play and hear one yourself!”
The all-new L4 Collection will be available this Fall.
First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars
in history. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay Special retains the same
signature features that it had some forty years ago, including a solid roadworthy construction,
iconic oval pickguard, 3+1 and 4+1 tuning key configurations, and the ever-popular Music Man
humbucker, all of which combine to produce a look, feel, and sound that is remarkably
For 2023, Music Man welcomes 4 new finishes including; Sea Breeze, Laguna Green, Pueblo
Pink, and Butter Cream. Each finish features a Rosewood fretboard and will be available in both
4-string, 5-string, H, and HH configurations. These all-new new colorways will be available this